Legendary house music vocalist Kim English has died.
The news was announced last night by Nervous Records in a statement, saying “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English.” They also said more details would be forthcoming today.
English began her career in the early 1990s notably with the single “Nite Life” Byron Burke and Byron Stingily of Ten City on Nervous Records, which began a fruitful relationship between her and the record label over the next three decades that included three albums and many big singles. She put out recognizable singles like “Missing You,” “Learn 2 Luv” and “Treat Me Right.”
She started out as a gospel singer and her soulful and powerful music was strongly rooted in her faith and connection to god. She had eight number ones on the US Club/Dance Charts. She was also known for her collaborations, some of which with the likes of Mood II Swing, Masters At Work and François K. One of her most recent came with Paul Woolford on his 2018 track "Hang Up Your Hang Ups."
She is being remembered by many in dance music who knew her or were touched by her music.